I'm over at Black Gate Magazine today talking about writers, and how everyone can be one, and should go for it, if it's something they want to do. Welp, I just spoilt the entire post. Read it anyway.
Jokes aside, the argument centered around the idea that not everyone can (as in should) be a writer. He says not, I say absolutely they can, and should if they so desire.
Now, this isn’t an argument about whether people have the time or the will to become writers. That is a separate issue. If the assumption is that they want to, then they absolutely can, and absolutely should.
His argument was something around talent, that just because someone can string a few sentences together, it doesn’t make them writers. Their story ideas may be garbage. They may not be able to spell all that well. They can’t adequately turn what’s in their head into something understandable on the page.
In a way, I suppose, he’s right.